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I have been crocheting for 40 years. It is a craft that I want to promote and encourage in everyone that loves to create. I especially like to bring the antique patterns and techniques forward in ...

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3 Corners Neckerchief

from Design by Robin Abdullah
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : 3 Corners Neckerchief
3 Corners Neckerchief
3 Corners Neckerchief
3 Corners Neckerchief fingering weight yarn
3 Corners Neckerchief
3 Corners Neckerchief close up of beaded edge

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • crochet

Pattern Description:

This is another vintage pattern brought forward in time. Originally the "Three-Cornered Neck-Handkerchief" from Weldon's Practical Crochet, Sixth Series, c 1890s. "This handkerchief may also be used as a fascinator, or covering for the head."

This pattern has a naturally falling collar which looks quite lovely when worn as a shawlette. You can also thread a piece of ribbon through the open-work and wear this as a pretty head scarf. Once again, we have a truly functional vintage item that can be worn in many ways.

Rated as beginner to easy level. A beginner can adjust the size easily by adding rows. The border has optional beading for added elegance.

The shape is a long shallow triangle.

Fingering weight - 23 in x 65 in / 59 cm x 165 cm
Lace weight - 20 in x 55 in / 51 cm x 140 cm

US Size J or 6.0 mm for fingering weight
US Size H or 5.0 for lace weight
Tip - Use the hook size that works best with your chosen yarn.

Fiber used in samples
Large: Roving Dye Works, 1080 yard cone, Arctic White/S Grey/Aluminum, fingering weight
Used 540 yards

Small: Ozen-is Metallic Thread, 50 gr, 6 Kath, Turkey Size No: 50/US Size 30
Used 31 gr = 446 yards

Tencel/Silk, 80/20, 30/2, Natural, 4 lb cone, 7500 yards per lb. cobweb weight
Used 27 gr / .95 oz = 446 yards
Tip - Lighter weight yarns are recommended for good drape.

Beads (optional)
47 - 4mm gold plated spacers
94 - size 6/0 seed beads, off white
Tip - The sample that was beaded had 22 rows in the body section. The number of beads you use will depend on the size of your Neckerchief and how you choose to bead.


There is no gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fingering weight - 23 in x 65 in / 59 cm x 165 cm
  • Lace weight - 20 in x 55 in / 51 cm x 140 cm


  • A crochet hook that matches the weight of your yarn.

You Will Also Need:

  • beads are optional

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Lace weight